A US man, Matthew A. Buchanan, has admitted that he and his accomplices jimmied open YouTube accounts via Google's password recovery process. They also hacked AOL email, right on up to the inbox of the AOL CEO himself.
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Google's recent decision to revamp YouTube's comment system by integrating Google+ in order to reduce spam has proven to be extremely unpopular with users. Ironically, however, it has proven to be quite a hit with the spammers themselves.
Two search giants, Google and Microsoft, have agreed on measures that should make it harder to search for child abuse images online on the open internet, while Google has made a groundbreaking move to identify and ferret out videos made by paedophiles on its YouTube service.
Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.
Internet users are being warned about a malware attack that has been spammed out widely, posing as a communication from YouTube about copyrighted video content.
The emails, which have the subject line "Your video may have illegal content", pretend to come from Google's YouTube team.